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Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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What do nurses need to know about genetics?

What do nurses need to know about genetics? Subscription Required

As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease

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Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia Subscription Required

Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity

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Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2

Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2 Subscription Required

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases

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Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care

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Muscle disease genes discovered

Muscle disease genes discovered

Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.

Gene treatment 'gives great hope'

'Three parent' gene treatment 'gives great hope'

Fears over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, public health minister Jane Ellison has insisted.

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Gold therapy hope for brain cancer

Gold therapy may offer hope for treating brain cancer

Tiny particles of gold could hold the key to treating the most common form of brain cancer, scientists have said.

Heart transplants could be replaced by gene therapy

Heart transplants could be replaced by gene therapy

British scientists have launched a pioneering trial to see whether gene therapy can potentially replace heart transplants.

Earlier genetic disorders tests advised for pregnant women

Earlier genetic disorder tests advised for pregnant women

Expectant mothers should be offered tests which pick up on serious generic problems earlier on in pregnancy, experts have said.

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'A responsibility comes with advising on soap opera stories'

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With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

How immunotherapy may treat multiple sclerosis

“Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases,” reports the Mail Online.

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a 'lethal mix'

“Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer,” BBC News reports.

New genetic clues about skin cancer

“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today.

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